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    ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0 Pro - PC review

    By 8 July 2009

    Thankfully there are a range of ways to convert and manage PDF documents without shelling out for the full Adobe package, and ABBYY’s PDF Transformer 3.0 Pro attempts to offer a worthy alternative to rivals such as Expert PDF. The bulk of PDF Transformer’s...

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    Nuance PDF Converter Professional 5 - PC review

    By 19 June 2008

    Adobe may have developed the PDF (Portable Document Format) and made it the perfect format for sharing documents, largely due to the free Acrobat Reader, but Adobe isn’t the only company that makes PDF editing software. Nuance PDF Converter runs a close...

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    Bento - Mac review

    By 9 April 2008

    Life is hectic with plenty to keep track of but Filemaker thinks it has the answer for Mac OS users with its simple entry-level database management software application called Bento. Will it get you organised? We ditch the Filofax and find out. Before...

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    Microsoft Works 9.0 - PC review

    By 5 February 2008

    Microsoft Works has always been a stripped down version of MS Office, aimed at casual users and those with basic needs. It is most often found bundled on new PCs. It comprises a single disc from which you can install the staple applications of Word, Spreadsheet,...

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    Intuit QuickBooks SimpleStart 2008 - PC review

    By 22 January 2008

    If you run your own business then you’ll need to be accountable for keeping track of the accounts. SimpleStart is basically a stripped down version of the far more expensive and professionally aimed Premier and Pro tools. This is no bad thing, as Intuit...

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    Microsoft Office:mac 2008 - Mac review

    By 17 January 2008

    Four years in the making, Microsoft's latest version of Office for the Apple mac is here, but has it been worth the wait, is there enough new stuff in here to get you excited and should you be rushing out to upgrade? We get office working to find out....

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    Apple iWork '08 - Mac review

    By 11 September 2007

    Apples are for graphics, PCs for spreadsheets and the office. That's how it used to be, but as the Mac becomes more popular and more and more people are starting to use them, Apple has had to service those who want to do office work without having to...

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    Microsoft Office 2007 Home Edition review

    By 30 January 2007

    After Windows, Microsoft Office is the second biggest money-spinner for the company, so it’s no surprise it has been launched on the same day as the new OS. The numbering gives it away but it been 4 years since Microsoft updated Office and while it’s...

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    Tesco Complete Office - PC review

    By 14 November 2006

    Tesco shoppers have long been able to buy a PC, or even a notebook, along with their weekly shop, so it was only a matter of time before the shopping giant brought out its own range of software. Tesco Complete Office is exactly what it sets out to be...

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    Intuit Quicken Premier 2007 review

    By 31 October 2006

    Look after your money and it’ll look after you. If this is one of your mottos then you’ll be aware there are a wide variety of software tools out there to help you keep track of your money. Quicken Premier 2007 is the daddy of all tools and allows...

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    NUANCE Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 review

    By 29 August 2006

    There was a time when speech recognition programs were all the rage – simply record your messages and have your PC turn it into text. However, language is such a large moving target, consider how many accents you hear on a daily basis before you even...

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    Microsoft Student 2006 review

    By 15 March 2006

    If your parents ever had any pretension to giving you a better education than they ever had, you’ll have grown up with a full range of encyclopaedias gathering dust on a shelf. Thankfully, those books can now fit onto a DVD and even better, they’re...

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    iWorks 06 - Apple review

    By 7 March 2006

    While some won’t like us saying it, Microsoft rules the roost when it comes to word processing on the PC or the Mac. But then ruling the roost comes with a price tag of around £300 and if you are just after a package to write the odd letter to the...

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    Microsoft Works Suite 2006 review

    By 1 February 2006

    Computers are great, we love them, as they make like easier - whether it’s getting the family budget in order, or mapping out your route to the coast. But you need to have the right software installed. What’s that you say? Microsoft’s latest update...

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    Microsoft Works Suite 2005 review

    By 7 December 2004

    If you are looking for an all emcompassing software package, Microsoft Works may offer the soluition. Evolving from year to year and bringing you extra updates from the Microsoft fold this years edition offers you the choice of either the DVD version...